Lovely Weekend Ahead – Thursday 16th January 2020 – Sunday 19th January 2020

Hi all,

It’s been a mild, windy and quite wet start to January, so we will be thankful of this weekend’s weather. We are now halfway through winter and I’m still waiting for my snow fix. Surely it’s got to come soon?

Thursday: A bright start with a few sunny spells. Winds increasing and cloud thickening into the afternoon as rain arrives from the west. Milder. Max 10°C

Friday:  The odd bright spell but generally it’s a day of showers moving in from the west/northwest. With this airflow comes cooler temperatures once again. Patchy frost and ice overnight. Max 7°C

Weekend: A refreshing change. Sunny, frosty and dry.

frosty

Frost makes an appearance this weekend

Saturday: High pressure builds so a dry day with sunny spells. Cool in the northwesterly breeze. Frosty overnight. Max 6°C

Sunday: Another dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Perfect winter’s day. Patchy frost to come overnight. Max 7°C

Outlook: Dry with bright spells and more in the way of cloud for Monday-Wednesday as the high pressure slowly slips away. Cloud-cover should prevent a frost at night. From Thursday winds will increase from the west as the Atlantic returns bringing some rain in time for the end of the working week and the weekend. STILL, no sign of any proper winter-cold or snowfall.

Average January Temperatures – highlights how mild this year has been so far

2013: 3.3°C
2014: 5.2°C
2015: 3.9°C
2016: 5.3°C
2017: 4.3°C
2018: 4.4°C
2019: 3.7°C

2020 (up to 14th): 6.5°C

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 15th of January 2020 at 12:30pm
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Windy, mostly mild – Thursday 9th January 2020 – Sunday 12th January 2020

Hi all,

December was another wet month but it did end on a slightly drier and milder note. The questions on everyone’s lips are, ‘When will winter start?’ and ‘Where’s our snow?’. The wait continues…..

Thursday: Windy with a band of rain followed by the odd shower. Remaining mostly cloudy. Winds easing later. Max 9°C

Friday: A cold start with some patchy frost likely. A dry day with sunny spells. The breeze picking up later and cloud thickening. Cooler. Max 7°C

Weekend: Topsy-turvy temperatures and windy.

Saturday: A cloudy dry start then rain arriving from the west later. Very mild with strong southwesterly winds which will be gusting to 40mph. Warning in place for the wind. Max 11°C

Sunday: Early morning rain clears to fresher and cooler air from the west or northwest. Sunny spells and showers possible, perhaps wintry on the hills, but generally drying up during the day. Feeling colder. Windy but easing later. Max 7°C

Outlook: Temperatures still above average with some spells of rain and windy conditions from the Atlantic. Winter’s snow and bitter cold remains locked away.

December 2019 Stats

Max 11.6°C (19th)
Min -2.9°C (2nd)
Av. 5.4°C
Av. Dew Pt 3.8°C
Wettest 27.6mm (13th)
Av. Humidity 89%
Av. Barometer 1007.2 hPa
Max Gust 38mph (14th)
Av. Wind Direction SW
Rain 115.8mm
Rain Registered Days 21
Dry Days 10
Air Frosts 2
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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 8th of January 2020 at 3:50pm

Settled – Thursday 2nd January 2020 – Sunday 5th January 2020

Hi all,

HAPPY NEW YEAR – hope you all have a fantastic 2020! That’s one-third of winter over with and there’s been a lack of significant cold and snow and looking ahead, even frosts will be hard to come by, let alone a good dump of snow! At least the year ended on a dry note with only 3.8mm of rain in the final 7 days.

Thursday: After a cold New Year’s Day it will now be milder with strengthening southwesterly winds. Dry with some bright spells but patchy rain arriving into the evening. Max 11°C

Friday: Back to cooler air again. Sunny spells with a risk of a rogue shower. Most areas dry. Cold in the breeze.  Max 7°C

Weekend: Quiet

Saturday: A lot of cloud about and breezy but dry with some bright spells later. Max 8°C

Sunday: Dry with bright spells. Max 10°C

Outlook: Looking unsettled on Monday/Tuesday with periods of rain and wind. Drier and settled again from midweek as high pressure returns to the south of the UK. No sign of any wintry conditions at this stage.

Monday

A spell of wet and windy weather to start the next working week

December 2019 Stats

Max 11.6°C (19th)
Min -2.9°C (2nd)
Av. 5.4°C
Av. Dew Pt 3.8°C
Wettest 27.6mm (13th)
Av. Humidity 89%
Av. Barometer 1007.2 hPa
Max Gust 38mph (14th)
Av. Wind Direction SW
Rain 115.8mm
Rain Registered Days 21
Dry Days 10
Air Frosts 2

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 1st of January 2020 at 5:40pm
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Temperatures rising – 26th December 2019 – 29th December 2019

Hi all,

So no White Christmas, which isn’t a surprise, despite what some of the media promise. The chance of us seeing a White Christmas is about 15% and we’re actually more likely to see a White Easter than Christmas, especially when Easter comes early. We were last below zero on the 25th back in 2010, and the last White Christmas was 2009. If you’re a snow- and cold-lover then you’re going to have to be patient.

Thursday: Rain spreading east across the region during the morning. This will ease into the afternoon but it will stay cloudy with some localised drizzle. Breezy. Max 8°C

Friday: Another band of rain swings in and quickly goes through to be followed by a few bright spells and it will be turning milder. Breezy. Max 11°C

Weekend: Very mild but dry

Saturday: High pressure will influence our weather for a few days, dragging in warmer southwesterly winds. Dry with some bright spells. Max 12°C

very mild

Very mild on Sunday with temperatures 6-8°C above normal

Sunday: Bright spells, breezy, especially to the west, but notably very mild for the time of year. Max 14°C

Outlook: Staying mild and settled with temperatures above average for a few days before rain returns with some very windy spells to start the new year.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and all the best for 2020. Thanks so much for all your tweets and kind words throughout the year.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 25th of December 2019 at 11:50am
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Milder and Unsettled – Thursday 19th December 2019 – Sunday 22nd December 2019

Hi all,

After a few chilly nights, milder air is set to return and with it rain. Cold again in time for Christmas Day?

Thursday: Mild with mostly cloudy skies during the morning. There could be the odd shower too but the main rain is set to arrive later into the afternoon and evening. Max 10°C

Friday: Morning rain clears to mostly cloudy conditions and a few showers, these most frequent in the west. Max 9°C

Weekend: Not bad.

Saturday: Bright spells and a few showers which should ease away during the afternoon. Max 8°C

Sunday: As per the last few days, the heaviest and more prolonged rain will be across southern and eastern England. This means we should be in for a reasonable day with bright or sunny spells and dry, albeit a little cooler. Max 7°C

Outlook: Remaining unsettled with spells of low pressure bringing bands of rain followed by bright spells and showers. Generally a southwesterly airflow, so temperatures slightly above average, meaning a White Christmas is not on the cards, which comes as no surprise.

Christmas Week: Mild and unsettled with low pressure in charge

Christmas Day: Cloudy and mostly dry. Some drizzle developing later. Breezy. Max 8°C

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Cheers,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 18th of December 2019 at 12:35pm.

Cold & Unsettled – Thursday 12th December 2019 – Sunday 15th December 2019

Hi all,

It’s certainly feeling like winter now with plenty of rain about and cold, especially so in the wind. I’m getting asked a lot about when the snow is coming, all fuelled by the usual tabloid nonsense, **rolls eyes**. There is some snow potential in this forecast and we take our first look at Christmas Day.

Thursday: Perhaps a slight frost to start with a little brightness. Cloud thickening from the south-west and rain arrives during the day with a short spell of sleet or wet-snow on the tops of the Pennines. Cold. Max 6°C

Friday: Low pressure in charge leading to a showery day but with some bright spells in between. Breezy. Max 6°C

Weekend: Showery and cold.

Saturday: A little cooler with wintry showers and bright spells. Some of the showers falling as hail and above 350M some will be sleety and perhaps in the heavier bursts fall as snow. Max 5°C

Sunday: Breezy and the morning should start bright, especially in the east. Some showers will arrive from the west as the day progresses, again some wintry especially on the hills but this is not set in stone. There will be a band of rain across southern England that could give some snow on its northern edge. At this stage the northern extend of the band seems to be the Midlands but could potentially be further north. Look out for updates on Twitter. Max 6°C

snow midlands

Chance of snow Saturday night into Sunday – all depends on the low’s location

Outlook: Not as windy to start with bright spells and showers and remaining cold. Later in the week we can expect some wet and windy weather to return as low pressure systems come in from the Atlantic and with it some milder spells.

Just for Fun: Current Christmas Day forecast: After a mild Christmas Eve, Christmas Day looks colder with a few wintry showers, a brisk northwesterly breeze and temperatures just slightly below normal. Max 5°C

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 11th of December at 12:25pm
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Rain and Mild Conditions Return; Election Day Snow? – Thursday 5th December 2019 – Sunday 8th December 2019

Hi all,

That’s our first winter cold snap out of the way. Didn’t last long but a few sharp frosts under our belt. There are a few rumours knocking around about snow falling on Election Day……

Thursday: A chilly start. Atlantic winds return bringing thickening cloud from the west. Drizzle will develop as the afternoon progresses so a damp end to the day is likely. Milder and windy with 35mph gusts, especially later. Max 10°C

Friday: After a very mild night with temperatures in double-figures, a front will spread some patchy rain southeast. Showery conditions follow and it will turn cooler during the day. Max 11°C

Weekend: Saturday the better day.

Saturday: Dry and bright, then cloud thickening from the west into the afternoon with perhaps the odd shower. The breeze picking up later ahead of heavy rain overnight. Max 9°C

Sunday: Any early rain clearing to a day of blustery showers, some heavy. Windy. Max 10°C

colder from the N

Winds turning north or northwesterly later next week opening the gates to much colder air

Outlook: Monday looks dry with sunny spells, then unsettled again. Turning colder from midweek with a risk of some wintry showers, possibly giving a covering of snow on the hills.

snow depth

UK snow depths by the end of next week

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Thanks for reading.
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 4th of December 2019 at 3:05pm.
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Turning sunnier & colder with frost and fog – Thursday 28th November 2019 – Sunday 1st December 2019

Hi all,

It’s been a dull and dank few days, and although mild, it really does feel like winter is closing in, but will we see snow any time soon?

Thursday: Cloud and rain will move south during the day with some heavy bursts for the afternoon. It will dry up during the evening as colder air arrives from the north. Ground-frost overnight. Max 9°C

Friday: A lovely autumnal day with plenty of sunshine. Much colder. Widespread frost overnight. Lows of -6°C possible in rural spots. Max 6°C

Weekend: Cold, frosty and dry with a risk of fog.

Saturday: Frosty and possible foggy start. Sunny spells and dry. The frost will persist all day in places. Cloud encroaching from the southwest later in the day. Cold. Max 5°C

Sunday: Any risk of rain with hill-snow looks set to stay away to the south so a bright day and dry albeit cold again. Frost likely overnight. Max 6°C

high P

High pressure rules this weekend and early next week – Frost, fog and sunshine

Outlook: High pressure builds and we lock in the cold air, so the first few days of December will be chilly and dry with sunny spells and frosty/foggy nights. Below average temperatures but recovering from midweek as the cold air looks like slipping away.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 27th of November 2019 at 3:30pm.
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Rain returning & less cold – Thursday 21st November 2019 – Sunday 24th November 2019

Hi all,

Rain was set to return around midweek but this has been held off by a ridge of high pressure. Although it’s been cold recently, with the coldest night of the autumn so far, it is slowly going to turn slightly milder.

Thursday: The rain will remain away to our southwest, so another dry day with plenty of cloud and a nagging south-easterly breeze making it feel chilly. Max 7°C

Friday: Cloudy with some rain to start, this should clear away northwards around lunchtime leading to a drier and slightly brighter afternoon. A touch milder. Max 9°C

Weekend: Wet Saturday

Saturday: An area of low pressure is going to swing up from the south or southeast and should push a band of rain across the region. There is a little uncertainty on how far northwest this low pressure gets, so this will determine how much rain we see. The day is expected to be cloudy with rain at times, heaviest in the east. It will be slightly milder again. Max 10°C

Sunday: Perhaps some mist or fog to start but it will be frost-free. It will be quite cloudy with some bright spells at times. An Atlantic low is expected to arrive late on Sunday into Monday bringing further rain and milder conditions. Max 10°C

Outlook: Remaining generally unsettled and cloudy with showery rain at times, temperatures around average or slightly above. No sign of any snow on the horizon.

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Thanks,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 20th of November 2019 at 9:30am

Staying Cold with Mixed Conditions – Thursday 14th November 2019 – Sunday 17th November 2019

Hi all,

It’s going to remain on the colder-than-average side for a few more days before something milder arrives. It’s been a very wet month and we currently stand at 89.4mm. This forecast is tricky to pin down details, all dependant on where areas of low pressure will sit so, as always, look out for updates on Twitter.

For all days in the forecast, if any clear spells appear overnight and towards the morning then some frost and fog is possible.

Thursday: Bright spells with a cold northeasterly wind. Rain won’t be too far away to our southeast but it is not expected to affect us, with the warning from earlier in the week cancelled. Cold. Max 6°C

Friday: Cloudy and cold with showers, which could be wintry above 300M. A fresh breeze. Max 7°C

Weekend: Showery rain at times but some drier spells.

Saturday: It looks like the low pressure to our east will still influence our weather. A cloudy morning with showery rain. The afternoon should tend to become a little drier. A cold northeasterly. Max 7°C

Sunday: Similar day. Showers at times from the north or northeast which could be wintry. Max 7°C

low pressure from the SW

Next week doesn’t look good despite it becoming milder

Outlook: Turning milder as areas of low pressure swing up from the southwest with periods of rain.

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Thanks as ever for reading and following.

Cheers,
Jon

Forecast Issued: Wednesday the 13th of November 2019 at 10am
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